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When musicians play on stage it moves people. There are many in the crowd who wish that they could do the same thing with music. The truth of the matter is, not everybody is talented ...
A movie sound bite or clip is a track of audio that contains character sayings, music and other favorite parts from a movie. People use sound bites to create movie mash-ups, cell phone ringtones, and YouTube or social media videos. Movie sound bites and sound clips can be made using specialty softwa
Much of organ music is written for more than one manual. Quite often manual changes are required within composition which might be challenging to perform accurately. Organist may hit the wrong note accidentally, especially at the beginning stages of organ playing. This is especially dangerous when j
Often "bad" pixels will appear on a computer monitor. These pixels stay the same color no matter what you pull up on the screen, and are called "stuck" or "dead" pixels. This happens when color cells have an issue due to a small internal problem, including LCD liquid not being distributed properly o
Floyd Rose came up with his locking nut idea and created it in 1976. His basic idea was to lock the strings in place at the nut with U clamps, making it more difficult for the strings to slip out of tune. Since then, the Floyd Rose locking nut has gone through some modification, but the basic princi
You must have been living inside a cave placed on top of a steep mountain with bats and snakes around you for the past decade if you still don't know what an mp3 player is. If you were to ask me the difference between portable players and CD players, well my answer is pretty simple. CD player i
Director D.J. Caruso, his screenwriters and his star, Shia LaBeouf, had a ability to kind a serious film with the aim of touched on issues of capture on tape surveillance, government malfeasance and the nature of power (and paranoia). Instead, they took the stress-free way barred and made really the
Beginning songwriters sometimes get in the habit of using only major chords in their songs, and usually only three of them at that. This article describes an easy way to greatly improve your songs by substituting specific minor chords for some of the major chords you are using. The improvement can b
Ab9 is a dominant 9th chord. This type of chord is usually played with 5 notes. Since the ukulele has 4 strings, something has to be left out of the chord. Leaving out the root note leaves the most sound in the chord, but there are other ways to play it. All in all, there are many different possible
In Pop Songwriting Lesson 1, we talked about how to come up with a title for a song you want to write about. Once you have went through that process and have your title, what's next?
If you don't own a car with a custom stereo or any type of musical instrument than you probably are not aware of what an amplifier is and what it does. An amplifier is simply a piece of electronic equipment that takes the sound produced from a musical instrument or a stereo and increases or amp
With a name like Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle, named for Townes Van Zandt), the bar was set kind of high. There's a certain expectation for the son of one of America's great protest singer-songwriters/alt-country artists. Needless to say, Justin Townes Earle delivered on all fro